20 episodes

Tech News Briefing is your guide to what people in tech are talking about. Every weekday, we’ll bring you breaking tech news and scoops from the pros at the Wall Street Journal, insight into new innovations and policy debates, tips from our personal tech team, and exclusive interviews with movers and shakers in the industry.

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    • 4.7 • 42 Ratings

Tech News Briefing is your guide to what people in tech are talking about. Every weekday, we’ll bring you breaking tech news and scoops from the pros at the Wall Street Journal, insight into new innovations and policy debates, tips from our personal tech team, and exclusive interviews with movers and shakers in the industry.

    Elon Musk on Federal EV Support, Telepathy and Reusable Rockets

    Elon Musk on Federal EV Support, Telepathy and Reusable Rockets

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the electric-vehicle market would be better off without government support or intervention. He spoke with the WSJ's Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern at the WSJ's CEO Council Summit about a wide range of topics, from innovation and leadership to telepathy and reusable rockets. Zoe Thomas hosts.
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    • 14 min
    Your Data Is Worth a Lot. Should You Get a Cut?

    Your Data Is Worth a Lot. Should You Get a Cut?

    Most of us unknowingly give away our data for free every time we go online. But a growing number of startups want to help people better manage their personal information, and give them a cut of the profit when it's sold. WSJ reporter Patience Haggin joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss how these companies want to shake up the multibillion-dollar digital-ad industry.
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    • 12 min
    How Spies Are Adapting in a Tech-Filled World

    How Spies Are Adapting in a Tech-Filled World

    Surveillance cameras, biometrics and smartphone data all make it harder for spies to remain in the shadows. National-security reporter Warren Strobel joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss why technology is a blessing and a curse to spycraft, and how intelligence agencies like the CIA are adapting.
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    • 14 min
    Nuclear Fusion: The Future of Energy or Just an Investor Fad?

    Nuclear Fusion: The Future of Energy or Just an Investor Fad?

    Scientists have been working for decades to replicate the sun's nearly limitless energy on Earth through nuclear fusion. Now investors are pouring billions of dollars into startups working to make it happen on a commercial scale. WSJ energy reporter Jennifer Hiller joins host Zoe Thomas to explain why the holy grail of energy has been out of reach for so long, and why money for its development is pouring in now.
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    • 13 min
    How One South Korean App Is Helping Asia Embrace the Metaverse

    How One South Korean App Is Helping Asia Embrace the Metaverse

    SoftBank is investing in Zepeto, a South Korean app popular with young women, where they can buy their 3-D avatars virtual versions of luxury fashion items. It's a sign that while the metaverse may not be fully here yet, opportunities for users and investors are starting to take shape. Wall Street Journal tech reporter Jiyoung Sohn joins WSJ Tech News Briefing host Zoe Thomas to discuss the app and why the Asian market may be faster at adopting apps for the metaverse.
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    • 14 min
    Tech Gifts Sold Out? We've Got Your Backup Plan

    Tech Gifts Sold Out? We've Got Your Backup Plan

    The perfect tech gift might not be easy to come by this holiday shopping season, thanks to supply-chain issues and shipping backlogs. WSJ personal-tech reporter Dalvin Brown joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss some last-minute tech gift alternatives.
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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

david_hay ,

Short but sweet

I was looking for another tech news podcast to go along with Techmeme Ride Home and the Daily Tech News Show and This Week in Tech and macOS Ken !

This is a perfect fit - short and sweet. Skilled and experienced presenters, well-informed guest journalists - just what I needed

Thanks WSJ 👍🖖

Bird Doc11 ,

Great tech news overview at last!

I have only recently subscribed to this podcast after trying several other tech news sources where were dissappointing on the whole. This WSJ podcast provides (in my opinion) an optimal balance of current and highly interesting tech news without being excessively technical. If you are interested in an overview of what is happening in the tech world in a professionally presented and seemingly well researched format, this is for you. If youi want a highly technical but very professional review focused on security, try Steve Gibson's Security Now podcast.

Someone_uk12 ,

Great concise update

A nicely sized update summarising headlines. Perfect for a morning commute.

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